Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. While you may think brushing and flossing are enough to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, they are not. The American Dental Association also recommends you visit your dentist for a cleaning and dental checkup in Wylie at least twice a year. Although you may not think an appointment is necessary until after a problem arises, this could not be further from the truth. In fact, routine care lowers your long-term dental costs. At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G. provides the preventive services you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Preventive dentistry is equally important as your toothbrush and dental floss to maintain your oral health. It allows your dentist in Wylie to monitor your oral health to detect issues early for quick intervention. This lessens the need for a costly or invasive treatment down the road. In fact, every $1 spent on prevention can save you $8 to $50 on restorative or emergency fees.
Besides early detection, it also allows us to prevent certain issues from developing. With 92% of adults having had at least 1 cavity in a permanent tooth and 50% of adults having gum disease, we can help keep your smile healthy by reducing your risk of preventable issues.
Dr. G. recommends you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each session using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. You also need to floss between each tooth and around the gum line to clean any areas your toothbrush missed. Even with the best oral hygiene techniques, there are still areas in your mouth you cannot clean at home. As a result, plaque and tartar accumulate in these areas. The only way to remove the buildup is with a professional cleaning.
Our dental hygienist uses special dental tools to remove any buildup left behind by your toothbrush and floss and polishes your teeth for a clean smile. They take the time to discuss your current oral hygiene habits and make recommendations for improvement to keep your smile healthy in between appointments.
You also benefit from a comprehensive checkup with Dr. G. He takes the time to carefully examine your teeth and gums, as well as your other oral structures to look for any abnormalities. He reviews your digital x-rays to look for any complications that may be brewing beneath the surface, such as infections. He creates a customized treatment plan based on his findings to help you reach and maintain optimal oral health. Dr. G takes the time to explain your treatment and answers your questions, so you can feel confident in your decisions.
If you are among the one-third of adults who have not been to their dentist in the past 12 months, do not wait any longer. Get the comprehensive care you need for a healthy smile. Contact Trusted Dental Care today to schedule your appointment for a cleaning and checkup.